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Police arrest six suspected armed robbers and kidnappers in Delta
 
From: Agency Report
Mon, 19 Dec 2022   ||   Nigeria,
 

Police operatives in Delta have arrested six suspects who disguised as members of a vigilante group to rob, kidnap people in some parts of the state.
Bright Edafe, the spokesperson of Delta Police Command said in a statement that the suspects usually claimed to be members of hunters group from Ovwian Aladja to rob people in the Ekpan Community of the state.
After their operation, he said, the suspects usually run to hibernate in Ovwian Aladja.
However, the suspects were busted when police officers on patrol intercepted a Toyota Sienna space bus without registration number conveying six male occupants along Jakpa Road in the area.
He said; “The Policemen on suspicion subjected them to a search during which three (03) pump action guns, four (04) locally made guns, one (01) long axe, seven (07) expended cartridges, nine (09) live cartridges, native charms, three (03) cutlasses, two (02) number plates were recovered.
“The suspects, Aaron Okorigwe ‘m’ aged 27yrs and five others could not give reasonable account of themselves, were taken into custody.
“Investigation later revealed that they were hoodlums who operates under the guise of being members of hunters group from Ovwian Aladja, but sneaks into Ekpan Community in a Sienna vehicle, rob and kidnap unsuspecting, after robbing them, they run to hibernate in Ovwian Aladja.”
“Following these findings, the DPO invited three victims (names withheld), all of whom were at various times victims of armed robberies, and kidnappings in the area, and placed the suspects on identification parade, the victims identified the suspects as the syndicate that robbed and kidnapped them.
“Investigation is ongoing.”

 

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